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Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Crispy Fried Mashed Potato Balls - Tasty appetizer to use for leftover mashed potatoes. Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying


  • Shape mashed potatoes into 1-in. balls. Roll in egg then in bread crumbs. Freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  • Using an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Or use a deep frying pan and heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Fry mashed potato balls, a few at a time, for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes, turning once halfway or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towel lined plate or try to drain. Serve warm with gravy or alone.